||1842-O $2 1/2 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1842-O is a low mintage issue with just 19,800 pieces coined. A honey-gold example with peripheral luster and occasional softness of strike on the central motifs. Both sides display faint parallel hairlines, although they are less apparent on the reverse. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.